Important news: Surrey Heath Council consulting on a new Local Plan

Surrey Heath Borough Council has announced the timing for the consultation of a new Local Plan, which contains the planning policies to guide development in the Borough up to 2032.

Surrey Heath Borough Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan, which sets out potential policies and development opportunities in the Borough.

The ultimate purpose of a Local Plan, once adopted, is to establish how much housing and land for employment will be needed and where it will go, alongside protecting and enhancing the environment, the provision of community facilities and delivering infrastructure.  It will be used to determine planning applications.

It is important to highlight that the Draft Local Plan contains the Council’s proposed policies and allocations for consultation.  Nothing has been decided yet.

Consultation on the draft local plan is open from Monday 4th June until Monday 30th July. To find out more, and to submit comments for consideration visit: https://consult.surreyheath.gov.uk/consult.ti/LPIO2018.

Hard copies of the draft documents are available at the Council offices at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley throughout the consultation and a display of the materials is available next to the Registrar’s office at Surrey Heath House during Council opening hours Monday to Thursday 8.30 am until 5.0 pm and Friday 8.30 am until 4.30 pm.

Public meetings will be held with Officers available to answer your immediate questions on Wednesday 13th June at Lightwater Leisure Centre, Lightwater GU18 5RG from 4pm until 8pm and at The Function Room at Frimley Lodge Park, Frimley Green, GU16 6HY on Wednesday 20th June from 4pm until 8pm.

The feedback from this consultation will be used to create a pre-submission version of the Local Plan, which will be published in Summer 2019 before submission to a Planning Inspector for independent examination. But it is important that you make your views known at this stage.

2 thoughts on “Important news: Surrey Heath Council consulting on a new Local Plan

  1. Naively, the new Local Plan should replace the old Local Plan. But, as discussed: “The Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough that will cover the period 2014 – 2032. The Plan will replace the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies, Camberley Town Centre AAP and saved Policies of the Surrey Heath Local Plan.” (The saved policies are from the 2000 Local Plan). Oh for simplicity! How can residents follow the plot?

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  2. I see that Camberley are to loose the House of Fraser store in their planned closures. Wonder how that will impact on the council plans, another huge empty hole with no rent to pay off the debt from the loan to buy the Mall. Plus how will this affect the intended London Road development ?

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